Christie’s London to host the largest exhibition of Arab art to date

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Jul 2023

London's largest exhibition of Arab art to date will take place at Christie’s Headquarters this summer.

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The exhibition will take place between 20 July and 23 August at Christie’s King Street.

According to a Christie's press release, the Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World exhibition will bring together diverse works of art showcasing the richness and history of Arab art.

The exhibition will feature two distinct sections, Kawkaba: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation, and Emirati Art Reimagined: Hassan Sharif and the Contemporary Voices. 

Kawkaba, (constellation in Arabic), is a loan exhibition of 100 masterpieces from the Barjeel Art Foundation, founded in 2010 by Sultan Soud Al Qassemi. 

Emirati Art Reimagined: Hassan Sharif and the Contemporary Voices​ is a selling and loan exhibition including works by pioneering Emirati artist Hassan Sharif. His pieces will be presented alongside works by contemporary young and female Emirati artists, in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth. 

"This will be the first time that such an extensive exhibition of Arab art will be on show in London via a unique partnership with the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE. The exhibition is curated by Dr Ridha Moumni, Deputy Chairman, Christie’s Middle East and North Africa," the organizers state.


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